1.5 Million Ford Vehicle Recall Announced for 6 Speed Violent Downshifts

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  1. jrc50

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    This recall apparently covers F150's 2011-2013 and other 6 speed automatic transmissions up through 2019!! The symptoms sound just like the transmission failure in my 2017 Expedition. See article on USA Today site. Injuries are involved according to the article.
     
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    Maybe it’s a good thing I’ve got the earlier 6R75 :D. Besides the common 2-1 and 1-2 bump bugs no violence.

    Looks like no Expeditions are recalled. Which translates to “There aren’t as many units so we will just ignore that model”.
     
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    Thanks for the warning. I saw this in the article and mine was built in Kentucky. I'm not sure why just one location is the only place these defective transmissions could be put in to the trucks.

    https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/2019/02/13/ford-f-150-pickup-recall-accidents/2857572002/

    • Some 2011-13 Ford F-150 vehicles with 6-speed automatic transmissions may experience "an intermittent loss of the transmission output speed sensor signal to the powertrain control module, potentially resulting in a temporary, unintended downshift into first gear." Depending on vehicle speed, a downshift to first gear without warning could result in a loss of control.
    • Ford is aware of five reports of accidents, including one report of “whiplash” potentially related to this condition.
    • The recall affects approximately 1.48 million vehicles, including approximately 1.26 million in the United States and its territories and approximately 221,000 in Canada.
    • Affected vehicles were built at the Dearborn Assembly Plant.
    • Dealers will update the powertrain control module software in the affected vehicles. The Ford reference number for this recall is 19S07.
     
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    From Ford, not one of the many half-ass reporting sites, none of which I've read mention anything about "through 2019". Ford's recall is pretty specific:

    Affected 2011-13 F-150 vehicles were built at Dearborn Assembly Plant, April 28, 2010 to Oct. 28, 2013, and Kansas City Assembly Plant, May 18, 2010 to Nov. 18, 2013.

    Dealers will update the powertrain control module software in the affected vehicles. The Ford reference number for this recall is 19S07.



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    https://media.ford.com/content/ford...ny-issues-three-recalls-in-north-america.html
     
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    The reference to 2019s were Mustangs and others in the articles I read earlier-now they are saying the other recalls in Fords and Lincolns this am are minor issues other than running gear. Given the raft of parts Ford passes back and forth between F150 and Expedition, I'd be really surprised if no Expeditions were included in this. It makes no sense only Kansas City plant unless one specific vendor supplied the plant and not other facilities or unless whomever assembling in that plant was doing something wrong over a long period of time which makes no sense either. The other odd thing is why did it take from 2011 to figure out there was a problem given the huge F150 sales volume?
    All I can say on my 2017 is when it seemed to pop out of gear (could well have been a sudden downshift to 1st as they describe-it was startling) under light load and relatively low speed (40ish) it was with a bang and out of the blue. My wife who is not at all mechanical knew something was wrong immediately even though I was able to keep the truck moving by taking foot off the gas several seconds and eventually putting it into M when the issue kept reoccurring.
    Since the dealer warranty repair including new Leadframe and connectors mine is doing fine, but we are headed out on an 11 hour drive to the NC mountains soon. Where we are going I sure hope they resolved our issue.
     
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    If it can be fixed with a software update it is possible that plant was loading the wrong software version.
     
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    I bought my 2013 in January of 2013. I have driven it for over 40,000 miles and so far no problems but will bring it in.
     
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    This is why when I decided to a Navigator a few months ago I decided
    I could only get 03-04. Didn't want 05 3valve and didn't want the german zf 6 speed.
    Pisses me off that they don't have a 4r100 but at least I can go buy 10 good used 4r75s tomorrow for cheap.

    I have been griping since the 6 spd auto came out and GASP 10 speeds!!
     
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    The recall is only 11-13 F-150s after reading jokes aside. It’s just a program hiccup.
     
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    You are exactly correct.
    I had the same brake booster and master cylinder failure as the F150s that are recalled.
    No help for us Expeditions.
     

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